Bo Bikes Bama coming to Auburn April 27

Published: April 25, 2019
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On the eighth anniversary of the April 27 tornadoes that ravaged the state of Alabama, Bo Bikes Bama’s eighth annual bike ride will bring people together to create a safer Alabama. More than 1,000 riders will participate in either a 20- or 60-mile ride as part of Bo Jackson’s annual fundraiser, which supports the Alabama Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund. The fund helps aid in recovery and prepares communities for future disasters.

The rides begin and end at Auburn Arena, with the 60-mile ride participants starting at 7 a.m. and the 20-mile ride starting at 10 a.m. The day will kick-off with remarks from Bo Jackson and Gov. Kay Ivey. Prior to each ride starting, a moment of silence will honor the 23 lives lost during the Lee County tornadoes of March 3.

Since the first ride in 2012, Bo Bikes Bama has raised more than $1.54 million, and participants this year have raised more than $130,000. Throughout the years, participants have come from 31 states, some even traveling from Canada and England, to take part in the fundraising event. Bo Bikes Bama began as a five-day, 300-mile bike ride following the tornadoes' path. In 2013, the fundraiser was hosted in Cordova, one of the hardest hit areas. Auburn University has hosted the event every year since 2014.

For more information, go to http://www.bobikesbama.com.

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